Note: Telephone number, Contact hours change.
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Originally issued February 5, 2003, Revised June 26, 2007
Release # 03-079
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 382-2211
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Mark Ross, (301) 504-7076
UWATEC Media Contact: Diane Swarberg, (800) 382-2211
CPSC, UWATEC AG Announce Recall of 1995 Aladin Air X NitrOx Dive Computers
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), UWATEC AG, of Hallwil, Switzerland, is voluntarily recalling about 390 dive computers manufactured in 1995 and sold under the model name Aladin Air X NitrOx. Software in the dive computers may inaccurately calculate desaturation times, resulting in possible decompression sickness under aggressive dive conditions.
UWATEC AG has received five reports of decompression sickness allegedly associated with the use of the 1995 dive computers.
This recall involves Aladin Air X NitrOx dive computers manufactured in 1995. The manufacture date is located on the back of the dive computer, in the lower right hand corner. The date code reads the number of the month followed by a decimal point and the year, for example, "01.95." The dive computers are blue and black with the words "Aladin" and "NitrOx" printed across the front. Aladin Air X NitrOx dive computers with date codes other than "95" are not included in this recall.
Scuba diving stores sold the dive computers nationwide from July 1995 through March 1996 for between $950 and $1,200.
Consumers should stop using these dive computers immediately and contact UWATEC for a free replacement. Consumers will receive the current model, Aladin Air Z NitrOx. For more information, consumers can contact UWATEC toll-free at (800) 382-2211 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's web site at www.uwatec.com (note - recall no longer available on firm's web site).
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